Fantastic! But...

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Just loaded up MM 2018 and love it. But there are a few things related to publishing and user accounts that mystify me:
  • First is this: https://community.mindjet.com/mindjet/topics/how-to-use-publish-in-2018?topic-reply-list%5Bsettings%... where the advert obscures the content. 
  • Then there is the fact that another account has to be created to publish, instead of just using the credentials for the MindJet files. I count at least 4 accounts now: 1 for user registration, 1 for Files, one for Publish and 1 for Get Satisfaction. That's 2 or 3 too many! 
  • On the Publish / Advanced Options page, the Notifications checkbox (Notify me when there are new comments on this map) is greyed out - can't check that and wish I could :) But perhaps this is a future enhancement, as I see no way to comment on the published map anyway! 
  • The Help for the published map does not match the actual user interface. Looks like it's the 2017 help? 
  • Viewing the map from the My Published Maps interface opens IE, instead of the default as set by Windows 10 settings. Ick! 
  • A test of the embed code to a Wordpress site looks pretty bad: http://www.pcatww.com/training/test/ - but perhaps that has something to do with iFrames and WP templates, dunno. 
Outside of that, the only other thing I can suggest is that Mindjet immediately make this version available on a Mac, and maintain the MS Project Export even on that side of the fence. Thx!!!
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Hi Jigs,

Thanks for your feedback, I can't address all of your questions at this time. We are working to improve the publishing service and understand your concerns. As a web service it will evolve over time and there could be changes outside of the MindManager release schedule to address some of the issues you mentioned.

Regarding embedding published files. We use default values of 100% for the width and height of the iframe. You need to adjust those values to match your page dimensions.

In the example below I set the iframe height to 500 using the browser inspector and the embedded map is viewable.
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Sia, thx for that, and understood this is a work in progress - and a very worthwhile one at that! As for embedding in Wordpress sites, I think I have that figured out. One would have to: 1)  be able to modify their theme on a page-by-page basis or 2) put the embed in a popup or 3) use some other method to get things to fit.

 See here for my solution.

Things you guys and gals will have to test is how the map controls display across all browsers and devices. It seems if there is not enough room specified by the HTML, the set of controls changes. In addition, I notice that in Edge and IE, after repeated refreshes of the map contents - the map gets jumbled, requiring a reset of browser history to get things right again. 

Please note I think this new feature is fantastic, despite these bugaboos. Great job! 
Cheers,
Jigs
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One more thing :) 

The advanced controls (Viewing Options) for the presentation appear in mac browsers, but not in Edge or IE in windows...

On a mac:



On Windows: 

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No Alex, while what u say is also an issue, I am trying to get to Viewing Options missing on the pc. On the Mac, those options fine tune the display of the map and viewport.
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Thanks for the bug report Jigs,

I tried to reproduce it and was able to see the Viewing Options command int he menu in both IE and Edge on a Windows 10 PC. perhaps it's your OS or browser version? Can you post them here?
Edge

IE
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thx again Sia, I rebooted and that option showed up :) But, under that option I can't scroll down on Viewing Options screen. Is there anything down lower on this Presentation Options panel / Content? Perhaps it's the Wordpress Pop-up plug preventing...



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Hi Jigs,

Yes, you found a known bug in version 2.0 where the options screen does not scroll properly if the window is smaller than the content. This will be fixed in version 2.1 (coming soon!)
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Awesome, you guys rock!